This symposium covers the RADAR cohort’s scientific contributions to HIV research and success in catalyzing over two dozen additional studies.
Presentations will highlight some of the latest findings on PrEP, HIV incidence, viral suppression, and substance use. Speakers will also describe findings from some of the 25 additional projects built out of RADAR, encompassing implementation science, biomedical prevention science, and innovative network modeling techniques. The symposium is an opportunity for us to disseminate the diversity of findings from both this NIDA U01 cohort and the breadth of sub-studies, discuss emerging methodologies, and inspire new collaborations.
RADAR is one of nine NIDA-funded cohort studies focused on HIV and substance use, and is the largest cohort study of young men who have sex with men (YMSM, n=1,114). RADAR is focused on multilevel (biology, networks, individual factors, structural factors) determinants of the syndemic of health issues disproportionately affecting this community. RADAR is a member of C3PNO, the Collaborating Consortium of Cohorts Producing NIDA Opportunities.
Brief reception to follow.